Thanks to everyone who participated in EMS EVOLUTION 2018. Now in its fourth year, the 2018 edition featured the largest attendance with over 155 EMS leaders in attendance.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Leadership Track: June 18-20

Click here to view the agenda: Syllabus – EMS EVOLUTION 2018

We listened to your feedback from 2017. EMS EVOLUTION 2018’s leadership track features interactive sessions that will help EMS agencies gain ideas to enhance their operations.

The three-day leadership track’s agenda focuses on business, operations, and clinical issues that affect Texas EMS agencies.

Billing/Coding Track: Tuesday, June 19

Once again, EMS billing expert Brian Werfel and Gail Atnip of Novitas will lead this all-day billing/coding course on Tuesday, June 19. Click here to view the agenda: Syllabus – EMS EVOLUTION 2018

Best Practices Breakfast: June 19 & Lightning Rounds: June 20

Click here to view the agenda for both Tuesday’s Best Practices Breakfast and Wednesday’s set of lightning rounds: Additional Sessions – EMS EVOLUTION 2018

Wednesday morning’s opening hour will feature a set of lightning rounds:

  • EMS as an Essential Service … Or Not – Dudley Wait (City of Schertz)
  • Limits of Implied Consent – Kristofer Schleicher (MedStar Mobile Healthcare)
  • Disaster Reimbursement – Jason Tyler (Scurry County EMS)
  • Reimbursement for Non-Transports – Matt Zavadsky (MedStar Mobile Healthcare)
  • Blood Labs in EMS – Jonathan Sell (Booker EMS)
  • Hospital Relationships – Jeff Mincy (Coryell Memorial Healthcare System EMS)


Speaker Biographies


Monday’s Leadership Track

Chief_EMS Evolution 2018_Hurricane Harvey June 18. 2018 – TDEM

Drug Diversion Controls TEMSA – Carr – Drug Diversions – Carr

FTO presentation – FTO Presentation

Tuesday’s Leadership Track

Additional Sessions – EMS EVOLUTION 2018 – Best Practices Breakfast

Medical Director Interaction – Medical Director Interaction

Hardest Lesson Learned – What Was the Hardest Lesson That I Learned This Year?

2018 EMS Alliance Conference PTSD – PTSD

2018 EMS Alliance Conference TRE – PTSD Exercises

Tuesday’s Coding Course

Novitas – 2018 – Novitas – 2018

Werfel – Financial Sustainability – 2018 – Financial Sustainability – Brian Werfel

Werfel – Medicare Update – 2018 – Medicare Presentation – Brian Werfel

Wednesday’s Leadership Track

Lightning Rounds – Wednesday – Lightning Round Agenda

Policy Presentation EMS EVOLUTION 2018 – Public Policy Presentation

Medical Director Panel – Medical Director Panel

EMS Agenda 2050 – Update – EMS 2050 Update

Wednesday’s Lightning Rounds

Non-Transport Lightning – Non-Transport Payments

Exemplary Pay Policy – Lightning – Exemplary Pay

Essential Service – Lightning – Wait – Essential Service

Consent – Schleicher – Consent

Point of Care Blood Labs – Lightning Rounds – Blood Labs

Hospital Relationships – Lightning Rounds – Hospital Relationships

Networking Events

The La Torretta Lake Resort is a family-friendly venue. Many attendees brought their families to our past conferences.

EMS EVOLUTION 2018 will feature two networking events: a welcome reception on Monday evening and a dinner for all attendees and their guests on Tuesday night.

Dinner for your guests will be included in your registration fee for the Tuesday night dinner. We simply ask that you register all of your guests for the Tuesday night dinner.







Hotel Information
TEMSA has secured a special rate of $134/evening (plus a $5.00 resort fee) at the La Torretta Lake Resort. Click here to make online reservations. Or call 936.448.4400 and mention the “Texas EMS Alliance” rate.





























The hotel deadline is June 1, 2018.

Registration Rates

Your EMS agency must pay its annual membership dues by May 15, 2018 in order to access the member discount.

TEMSA’s early registration discount expired on May 15, 2018. Click here for online registration.

General Sessions
(Three Days)

Coding Course
(Tuesday Only)


$325.00 (early)

$375.00 (regular)


$475.00 (early)

$525.00 (regular)


$200.00 (early)

$225.00 (regular)


$275.00 (early)

$300.00 (regular)


The EMS EVOLUTION 2018 exhibit hall is sold out.  Thank you to all of our sponsors for 2018.







Acadian Ambulance

Ambulance Medical Billing (AMB)

American Medical Response (AMR)

Columbia Southern University


EMS Management & Consultants


1st Pass Healthcare Solutions

Grant Mercantile Agency

Health Claims Plus

Henry Schein


Nationwide Recovery Systems

PCG Health

Professional Ambulance Sales & Service

Smith Reed & Armstrong



VFIS of Texas/WinStar Insurance Group

Wittman Enterprises

Sponsorship Information

Thank you to all of our sponsors. The EMS EVOLUTION 2018 exhibit hall has sold out.

Full details regarding sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities can be found here: EMS EVOLUTION 2018 – Sponsor Prospectus

Click here to view exhibitor information.


TEMSA has secured a special rate of $134/evening (plus a $5.00 resort fee) at the La Torretta Lake Resort. Click here to make online reservations. Or call 936.448.4400 and mention the “Texas EMS Alliance” rate.

The hotel deadline is June 1, 2018.

La Torretta Lake Resort | 600 La Torretta Blvd | Montgomery, TX  77356
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